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"See a Lace Making Demonstration in Burano" Italy Things to Do Tip by no1birdlady

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  A Woman Demonstrates How She Makes Burano Lace.
by no1birdlady

While on the island of Burano, we watched a demonstration of how women make lace. Needlepoint Lace is done using a cylindrical cushion. We watched Emilia making the lace. The pattern is on the paper and the lace is made above it then it is cut away. It takes a very long time to make a piece like the one that is lying on her lap. There is a Lace Museum located here but it wasn't open and our guide told us that he had NEVER seen it open in all the years he's been coming here. But they still advertise it. You can buy Burano Lace in the shops but there is also a lot of cheaper lace which is Not local. It's actually mostly machine made in Asia!

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  • Written Sep 1, 2005
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